Ministers have played down anticipation that there will be no parliamentary scrutiny over the Brexit process.

Andrea Leadsom, Leader of the House of Commons and Brexit Under-Secretary Steve Baker informed the Commons Procedure Committee that Parliament will scrutinise the final details of the EU Withdrawal Bill.

The news comes after politicians warned of a "power grab" by the Government after the Bill becomes law, which will enable the House of Commons to repeal and replace old EU laws once the UK leaves the trading bloc.

Substantial changes will be debated in the Commons Chamber

Mrs Leadsom said a lot of this procedure will involve insignificant changes that Parliament would not have to debate.

Meanwhile, Mr. Baker added that substantial changes will be debated in the Commons Chamber.

The EU Withdrawal Bill is designed to translate EU law into British law as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

It will depend upon Statutory Instruments (SIs), which will allow the Government to speed up the Brexit process by enforcing legislation without an Act of Parliament. The House of Commons will then have the freedom to scrutinise the amendments as power is taken back from Brussels.

SIs are a crucial part of parliamentary process, as legislation can be very dynamic and future decisions are required as to how it will work in practice.

Many opponents of the Government's Brexit legislation said the dependence on SIs was an intended "power grab." The EU Withdrawal Bill may require approximately 800-1000 SIs, which some politicians have said Parliament should decide instead.

There are no unique difficulties

The Commons Leader said this is a tried and tested method of scrutiny that is necessary for Brexit legislation.

She added that there are no unique difficulties.

Mrs Leadsom said the Government is being very cautious about whether there are extra levels of scrutiny required. She said statutory levels are well established and clearly laid out.

The Brexit Under-Secretary said the Government had also committed itself to publishing a document explaining significant changes to the law as it translated from EU to UK legislation.

He said the memorandum would state what many EU laws did before exit day, what is being done and why to make sure it was appropriate.

Chaos at the heart of government

Labour's Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer said fears that the Withdrawal Bill is being delayed are causing a paralysis. He said there was chaos at the heart of government over their approach to quitting the trading bloc.

His arguments come as the Department for Exiting the EU stated no date had been formally agreed for the legislation's next stage, even though the flagship policy was set to be debated in the Commons next week.

Sir Keir said he doubts whether the Prime Minister can deliver Brexit.

Labour MP Chuka Umuna, who co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on EU Relations, said the Withdrawal Bill has been badly drafted and badly thought through.

He said he is not surprised by the Government's approach to the Bill.

He added that the number of amendments has given ministers a lot to think about, which demonstrates Parliament is taking back control and has done an excellent job of scrutinising the bill.

A spokeswoman for the Department for Exiting the EU told that the Withdrawal Bill is a crucial piece of legislation in the national interest. She dismissed claims that the Government intends to delay the Bill as it has yet to be scheduled to enter Committee Stage. The spokeswoman concluded the process is straightforward.

Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said the delays to the Bill make Southern Rail look punctual.

He said there is no crystal clear majority in the nation for the "hard" Brexit the Government is pursuing and that amending this legislation gives MPs an opportunity to take back control from power-hungry ministers and stop that "extreme" Brexit nobody wants.